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Weaving Protest Songs and Dances

Robin Wall Kimmerer,
in Braiding Sweetgrass,
describes the first three woven rows
in process of making an ash basket.

The first Yang row of ecological root structure
is most impossibly conflicted
between extreme tensions up and down.
Weaving Yang-dominant is more of a competitive march
through miserable times of patriarchal-only history.

The second yin row,
of ecopolitical consumer ebb and producer flow,
is also difficult
in the same oppositional reverse tension with Yang way
as Yang was first row intransigent,
but also because Yin wants to evenly
bilaterally divide Tipping Points
of weaving in and out splints
and threads
and strings of regenerating spirals,
so timing with spacing adds to the more appositional weaver’s second row
slow slog through matriarchal nurturing
of pregnant right proportion
and symmetric time,
consuming conception
to produce rebirth
of consumers of patriarchal-matriarchal
Yang-Yin re-conception.

The third row is our first Tao wu-wei,
in-between Yang with appositional second-tier Yin,
now co-arising and co-gravitating tensions
balancing extreme bilateral boundaries,
Yang with Yin nuanced edge margins
of 0-sum growing basket tensions.

Now the weaver is free to focus more on wave-linear rhythms
of out yin
and in toward yang ego 0-core center,
like breathing in toward ego,
then back out again
to economic’s Earth-center.

This third dipolar co-arising row
is when the singing can best begin
to join fingers and hands and arms
and upper mindbodies dancing to Yang ecological framing
and Yin economies of ergodic rhythmic spacing,
flow of 0-sum thermodynamic grace.

Traditionally,
this has been a practice more of matriarchal cooperatives
rather than patriarchal competitive marches
through military-industrializing hunting expeditions,
LeftBrain dominant shouting
and ballistically historic contests
in spreading violence.

If our history,
personal,
as well as that delivered by mass mediated resources,
were more about who could weave and dance and sing
our YangYin ecological economic political basket best,
that would be more of a good news herstory day
and week,
and month,
and year,
and lifetime of YangYin ego-eco centering education
for designers and cooperative song and dance skillset development,
including our schools,
and Sunday Schools,
and libraries,
and Senior Centers,
and Youth Centers,
and Community and Family Centers,
and family rooms
more cooperatively weaving
and less competitively texting and twittering
on ego-centered cells
yet getting slowly smarter phones,
watching Red Yang
and GreenBlue Yin
reweave polypathic baskets
of revolving spiral EarthJustice,
while singing and dancing polyphonic SpaceTime patterns.

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